Northeastern Neo-Aramaic

The dialect of Alqosh 1

Authored by: Eleanor Coghill

The Semitic Languages

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415731959
eBook ISBN: 9780429025563
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The Northeastern Neo-Aramaic dialects form the largest branch of the Aramaic language family surviving today (see Map 27.1). They are traditionally allocated to the eastern branch of the family. Northeastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) is spoken by both Christian and Jewish communities, but not by Muslim communities.

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